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Expertise

Technical questions about hand drawn and computer animation techniques and production. Historical questions about cartoons and animation.

Experience in the area

30+ years as an Animator, Director and Producer of Television, Feature, Commercial and Independent Animation.

Organizations

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Senior Governorof the Animation Peer Group) Executive Board Member of The Animation Guild ASIFA Hollywood

Education/Credentials

SVA, Rutgers University

Awards and Honors

Emmy Award winning Director 2007 "Where's Lazlo?: Camp Lazlo"
Emmy Award winning Director 1999 for "Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brain"

Past/Present Clients

Warner Brothers, Disney, Cartoon Network

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Recent Answers from Russell Calabrese

2016-09-30 Animation video for earning online with commercial rights:

Hello VK,    The problem with free software is that it actually isn't free for commercial use. The only way to make your own videos is to purchase software that allows you to use it commercially. It's

2016-04-25 New levels 3D animation:

Hello Bob.    I really hope not.  I'm not in favor of using CGI for recreating dead actors and comedians.  There is no purpose for making fake versions of the real thing. What made those people great was

2016-02-04 Will Hollywood ever go back to making theatrical 2-D animated films or shorts and releasing them commercially on a big budget?:

Hi Jason,    Warner Bros. puts out direct to DVD videos which are usually 2D hand drawn on a regular basis.   Disney does the same with some of their TV productions.   For some reason everybody is stuck

2016-02-03 Will Hollywood ever go back to making theatrical 2-D animated films or shorts and releasing them commercially on a big budget?:

Hi Jason,    Some people still making 2D hand drawn animated films for the theater are in Japan and France and Ireland.    Check out "The Illusionist" and "The Triplets of Belleville"   http://www.imdb

2016-01-29 How exactly does Flash work- can you please explain it to me?:

Hello Jason,    Adobe Flash is a vector based program and most animators draw directly into the computer through a Wacom Cintiq or Intuos tablet.  You can't scan animation drawings into Flash and color

 

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